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News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 18th Sep, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

PERSHORE Library is inviting young people to take advantage of its new season of creative writing workshops.

Creative writers aged eight to 11 have the chance to put pen to paper in the monthly workshops starting next Saturday (September 26).

The project is run between Wychavon District Council and Writing West Midlands, and will be tutored by professional writer Brenda Read-Brown.

The courses run from 10.30am to 12.30pm and cost £6.

Visit to book a place on the workshop.

EVESHAM Town Centre and Bengeworth now have new bobbies on the beat patrolling the streets.

The new Safer Neighbourhood Team of PC Buffery, PCSO Wilkes and PSCO Forsythe will be focusing on Anti Social Behaviour, licensing issues and retail crime.

The officers have now taken up their roles and will be making themselves visible on the town’s streets.

If anyone has any questions or would like to report any incidents of Anti Social Behaviour the team will be on hand to help.

A POPULAR after school and holiday club has been launched at Sedgeberrow CE First School by a team of trustees from local anglican churches

Shine Out of School Clubs has been set up in response to helping local schools develop their after school and holiday club provision.

This new service will run after school every day until 6pm and includes a light tea.

Sarah Hewitt, Lay Missioner for the Church of England ASUM group in Evesham, said: “We are so excited to finally have received charity registration and being a not-for-profit organisation means that our funds received through our after school work will feed back into the local community

“It’s great to have a project that mutually benefits the work of the church with the needs of the Evesham community,” she added.

Visit for more information.

A SUMMER ball has been organised to help raise funds to send a Pershore based West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic, back to earthquake-hit Nepal.

Phil Llewellyn visited the country following its first earthquake back in May to help with the humanitarian rescue.

Since then, he has set up ‘Rebuild Nepal’, a not-for-profit organisation raising funds to help rebuild and provide safer earthquake resistant houses and public buildings.

As part of the fund-raising a ball is being held at the Bank House Hotel in Bransford on Friday (September 25), with live music and a presentation by Phil Llewellyn on his recent trip to Kaule.

The event starts at 7.30pm and costs £20.

Call Nicky Masters on 07914 143 602 for more information.

EVESHAM’S iconic Wood Norton Hotel will welcome one of the UK’s most prestigious Masters of Wine, Matthew Stubbs for a Cheese and Wine Tasting event.

Unlike traditional tasting events, The Wood Norton’s event on Friday, October 23 is set to be an evening of fun, where guests will be put to the test through an interactive wine tasting quiz, complete with leader board and insight into the best wines from Matthew himself.

Tickets will be sold on a first come serve basis at £49.50 per person and can be purchased in group bookings for between two and ten people.

AN EVESHAM choir is asking residents to join their team in time for their up coming Christmas performance.

Musyck Anon, from the Baptist Church on Cowl Street, are asking anyone who enjoys music and like to sing to give it a go and take part in a trial session on Wednesday (September 23) at 7.45pm.

The group will be starting rehearsals for their Christmas Concert and learning old and new seasonal songs as well the traditional carols.

The choir have been going for more than 30 years and meet every week with the instruction of a dedicator music director.

They sing unaccompanied and un-amplified with a traditional four part harmony line up, with altos, sopranos, tenors and bass.

EVESHAM and District Music Club has launched its new season programme.

The four concerts running from September to March will include popular actor, singer and pianist, Michael Lunts.

The first chance to see the music club in action will be Wednesday, September 30, with a special performance by The EEDON String Quartet at Evesham Arts Centre.

The concert begins at 7.30pm and tickets cost £15 for adults, £14 for concessions and £3 for students.

Call Tom Hutchinson on 01386 861206 or e-mail [email protected] for more information on the club.

A WOMEN’S choir are donating their time to raise money for two charitable causes in Evesham.

Vale Connection Ladies Choir will be performing for a Musical Gala Event on Friday (September 25), at St Mary’s Parish Church Centre at 7.30pm, in aid of Evesham Volunteer Centre and St Mary’s Catholic Church.

The centre help people with their Community Transport Scheme to get doctors and hospital appointments as well helping the elderly maintain friendships through their Promoting Older People’s Independence Project with lunch clubs and a home visiting service.

Tickets cost £10 and include a glass of wine or a soft drink, they can be bought by visiting the volunteer centre or calling them on 01386 40165 or from St Mary’s or contacting them on 07729 455635.

A HUMAN football table tournament will be held at the Round of Gras tomorrow (Saturday) at midday with the final round at 5pm.

It costs £10 to enter a team  in the 5-a-side competition and all the money raised will go towards Olivia’s Dream, a cause to help the 8-year-old girl walk again with a £50,000 operation.

So far the charity has raised more than £17,000 and proceeds from this event will add to the total.

Top get involved contact Glen Lyon by e-mailing [email protected] or by visiting their Facebook page.

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